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MSM Meme: Oh, Noes! Rich People Are Giving Money to Republicans!

Posted on | July 9, 2012 | 25 Comments

Just look at the Memeorandum headline aggregation:

Protesters raise cloud of sand as
Romney raises $3 million in N.Y.

— Los Angeles Times

Romney Mines the Hamptons for Campaign Cash
— New York Times

Protesters demonstrate outside
of Koch fund-raiser for Romney


Protesters! The Koch Brothers! The Hamptons! Three million dollars! The innocent reader glancing at the headlines could be forgiven for thinking that the Obama campaign is dependent on nickel-and-dime contributions from impoverished widows and orphans.

Of course, we know that Democrats have plenty of rich donors — including Hollywood stars, wealthy heiresses, Wall Street tycoons and corporate fat cats — but for some reason the mainstream media never portray this as scandalous or even particularly newsworthy. Let a Republican like Mitt Romney invite some rich people to a fundraiser in the Hamptons, however, and suddenly the headlines convey a hint of moral turpitude about the whole affair.

Has no one ever protested outside an Obama fundraiser? Why do the MSM feel obligated to turn the anti-Romney protests into headlines? Is there some kind of publicity factor involved?

[F]or some weeks, a consortium of left-wing groups including, Occupy Wall Street, the Long Island Progressive Coalition, Greenpeace, Strong For All, United New York, the Teamsters Union and others have been urging their members and supporters to turn out for a protest at David Koch’s home.

What? You mean that these were not spontaneous grassroots protests, but were in fact a bunch of organized phony astroturfers? And the MSM treats these left-wing protests as authentic and legitimate news, instead of conveying the truth that this was nothing but a gigantic publicity stunt — a made-for-media photo op — staged by the Usual Suspects?

Did anyone in the MSM use the phrase “Epic Failure” to describe these transparently orchestrated protests? I think not. Nor, for that matter, could we expect anyone in the political press corps to take seriously any threat to Romney posed by criminal trespassers:

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. – In a caper that seemed made for the movies, two protesters were arrested Sunday after authorities said they tried to sail across a pond to crash a tony Mitt Romney fundraiser and hit a police boat. . . .
East Hampton Village authorities said David Fink and Simon Kinsella attempted to sail across the police line, ignoring orders from East Hampton Marine Patrol, and “subsequently struck” the police boat.

It’s a “caper”! A high-spirited prank! Don’t try this at an Obama fund-raiser, of course, or the headline writers will tell a much different story:


Right-Wing Extremist Shot by Snipers
While Attempting to Reach President

Of course, everything done by a “right-wing extremist” is automatically scandalous, including Mitt Romney’s tax returns.



  • richard mcenroe

    Aside from the obvious bushwah phrasing of the protesters managing to sail into a police power boat, the angry masses of the left turned out what, 30 head of pinko for this uprising?

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  • wirejerk

    Must have been no free choom !

  • sheryl

    Who makes more money, Hollywood  or CEO’S? If Hollywood really cared about giving their fair share couldn’t they have gotten together all of their buddies and each donated a cool 2 million to the state of CA? To bail them out?

  • A Lifeguard

    The LA story is written by James Reston’s granddaughter — the James Reston how began the very first NY Times Mary Jo Kopechne death story with the opening sentence, “Tragedy has again struck the Kennedy family.”

  • DaveO

    Wonder what Progressives will say about Denise Rich?–passport.html

    Considering current-AG and then Deputy-AG Holder laundered the money for her purchase of her ex-husband’s Presidential Pardon, I’m sure neither he nor Bubba Clinton was aware Denise Rich was a TEA Partier.

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  • JeffS

    The Lame Stream Media is upset because that money isn’t going to their masters in the Dhimmicratic Party.

  • robertstacymccain

    The Kennedy cult is one of the strangest things in American history. JFK’s 34 months in office was one self-inflicted “crisis” after another and yet, to this day, there are still people who resolutely defend the idiotic “Camelot” myth. Indeed, many Republicans still hesitate to criticize JFK, despite all the revelations about his decadent personal excesses and policy failures that have come out during the past half-century.

  • Neo

    It really doesn’t help when former Democratic donors simply run away …

    Denise Rich, the wealthy socialite and former wife of pardoned billionaire trader Marc Rich, has given up her U.S. citizenship – and, with it, much of her U.S. tax bill.
        Rich, 68, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and glossy figure in Democratic and European royalty circles, renounced her American passport in November, according to her lawyer.
        Her maiden name, Denise Eisenberg, appeared in the Federal Register on April 30 in a quarterly list of Americans who renounced their U.S. citizenship and permanent residents who handed in their green cards.
        By dumping her U.S. passport, Rich likely will save tens of millions of dollars or more in U.S. taxes over the long haul, tax lawyers say.

    What do they know that we don’t ? .. or is it simply dollars and cents ?

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  • M. Thompson

    When the wealthy give to Republican Candidates, it’s a sinister plot on the path to plutocracy.

    When the wealthy give to Democratic Candidates, it’s  help advance the Correct Way Forward.

    P. T. Barnum was right!

  • AnonymousDrivel

    “What? You mean that these were not spontaneous grassroots protests, but were in fact a bunch of organized phony astroturfers?”

    Bollywood Approved!

  • Anamika


    Why not Kollywood or Tollywood? (If not Hollywood)

  • Red

    The Left love to remember their losers through rose-colored hookas.

  • Red

    I heart double standards, don’t you?

  • AnonymousDrivel

     Actually, you spotted a typo… so, thanks.

    It should read “Pallywood Approved.”

  • Anamika

     That’s not a simple typo, that your unconscious xenophobia showing.

    Keep a lid on those anti-Indian and anti-Arab sentiments.

  • AnonymousDrivel

     No, that’s your own projection of seeing racism everywhere. “Pallywood” isn’t some figment of imagination and al-Reuters et al., for example, are Exhibit A of the phenomenon.

    But you keep on exposing your soul with all the irony that invites.

  • Wombat_socho

     You’re in no position to talk. Watch yourself.

  • JeffS

     Tut tut, Anamika, tut tut!

    A cultured and civilized person such as yourself does not know that Bollywood is a real place?   And that it’s in India?  For shame!

    Tut tut, Anamika!  Your racism and ignorance, they complement each other.  Tut tut!

  • Anamika

     Of course I know what Bollywood is. That’s the reason why I reacted to that comment in the first place (and my later “anti-Indian” remark.)

    A cultured and civilized person such as yourself does not know that Bollywood is a real place?

    See, that now, my friend is a clear case of cultural ignorance.

    Bollywood is NOT a place like Hollywood. It just refers to the film industry (Hindi language films) that developed in the western Indian port city of  Bombay (now Mumbai). Nobody refers to the city of Mumbai as Bollywood, it would be like equating Los Angeles to Hollywood.

    Kollywood as i mentioned above refers to Tamil language film industry based in KKodambakam locality in the Southern Indian city of Chennai. Now that would be a good parallel to Hollywood/Los Angeles. Kollywood refers to an area, not Bollywood or Tollywood (Telugu language cinema based in the city of Hyderabad, India.)

  • Anamika

     or…Tollywood (Telugu language film industry based in Hyderabad, India.)

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